Join Date: Nov 2004
Location: South Bend, IN (U.S.A.)
Bikes: Surly LHT; Surly CC (as fixed-gear commuter); Hunter CX; Dahon Mu Uno
Favorite Mid-Range Single-Speed Folder?
I've been all over the map on my path to upgrade my Dahon Boardwalk S1 in the hopes of finding something would would serve all of my anticipated needs (the more I shop, the longer that list grows!).
I've given up on that and decided to stick with my original motivator: I love my Boardwalk S1, but I want something lighter. So, I've decided to replace it with another single-speed folder of similar design, but lighter and stiffer. If I do follow through with my long-term plans of mountainous touring I'll just suck it up and buy a Bike Friday NWT for that purpose when the time comes.
I'm considering several options:
1) Dahon Mu Uno
, this is the lightest and most compact option.
2) Dahon Speed Uno
Comment: a great value
3) Tern Verge Duo
Comment: actually a two-speed, but the same basic form factor. Kinda pricey at $1k, but I'm definitely intrigued.
4) Tern Link Uno
Comment: an appealing feature of this bike is that it will be carried by REI, and there's one not too far from me. That said, I think these will all be close enough to the fit of my Boardwalk S1 that I'm not too worried about fit and would be comfortable ordering from ThorUSA without a test ride.
Any strong opinions out there?